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I'm trying to recreate some SL/ASL maps. I'm starting with SL Map-1 as I want to design a Tractor Works/Guards Counterattack scenario for CM. But I am having real problems trying to make diagonal buildings. How can I build these larger (multihex) diagonal buildings in CM? Here is the map I am trying to recreate;

slmap10lh.th.gif

Here's the link to the actual pictures (bigger);

http://img526.imageshack.us/img526/7622/slmap10lh.gif

I'm primarily worried about the 2 diagonal buildings, and that triangular one is a pain also. The buildings over 2 hexes, but smaller than the really large ones are a pain also, but the factory tiles can be used. It is supposed to be an industrial area around the Tractor Works in Stalingrad.

I'm also having trouble getting the roads to come together. This is due to a lack of tiles that allow three roads to come together in CM. I can do it, but the roads end up having gaps in them. Also, since CM maps are squares, and SL maps are hexes, I am having trouble running roads right down the sides of buildings. I either end up with the buildings 20 meters from the roads, or else the building edges run across portions of the roads. The latter affect is probably more accurate, but viasually it doesn't work great. And keep in mind that the hexes in SL are 40 meters, while the squares in CM are 20 meters. So each hex in the map I linked would actually be 2x2 tile s in CM.

Also, am I correct in stating that there are no large wooden buildings available in CM?

I know the conversion process will be imprefect, I am just looking for some tips. More than anything I am just trying to get into designing some scenarios. I;m sure my finished product will end of bearing little resemblance to the scenario I am trying to recreate.

Thanks for your help.

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Originally posted by civdiv:

I'm trying to recreate some SL/ASL maps. I'm starting with SL Map-1 as I want to design a Tractor Works/Guards Counterattack scenario for CM. But I am having real problems trying to make diagonal buildings. How can I build these larger (multihex) diagonal buildings in CM? Here is the map I am trying to recreate;

slmap10lh.th.gif

Here's the link to the actual pictures (bigger);

http://img526.imageshack.us/img526/7622/slmap10lh.gif

I'm primarily worried about the 2 diagonal buildings, and that triangular one is a pain also. The buildings over 2 hexes, but smaller than the really large ones are a pain also, but the factory tiles can be used. It is supposed to be an industrial area around the Tractor Works in Stalingrad.

I'm also having trouble getting the roads to come together. This is due to a lack of tiles that allow three roads to come together in CM. I can do it, but the roads end up having gaps in them. Also, since CM maps are squares, and SL maps are hexes, I am having trouble running roads right down the sides of buildings. I either end up with the buildings 20 meters from the roads, or else the building edges run across portions of the roads. The latter affect is probably more accurate, but viasually it doesn't work great. And keep in mind that the hexes in SL are 40 meters, while the squares in CM are 20 meters. So each hex in the map I linked would actually be 2x2 tile s in CM.

Also, am I correct in stating that there are no large wooden buildings available in CM?

I know the conversion process will be imprefect, I am just looking for some tips. More than anything I am just trying to get into designing some scenarios. I;m sure my finished product will end of bearing little resemblance to the scenario I am trying to recreate.

Thanks for your help.

Some time ago I downloaded a PDF file describing ASL to CM map conversion. It was off one of the various CM sites, probably Der Kessel oder another site I can´t remember. I can send it to your email if you like. smile.gif
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Originally posted by RockinHarry:

</font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr />Originally posted by civdiv:

I'm trying to recreate some SL/ASL maps. I'm starting with SL Map-1 as I want to design a Tractor Works/Guards Counterattack scenario for CM. But I am having real problems trying to make diagonal buildings. How can I build these larger (multihex) diagonal buildings in CM? Here is the map I am trying to recreate;

slmap10lh.th.gif

Here's the link to the actual pictures (bigger);

http://img526.imageshack.us/img526/7622/slmap10lh.gif

I'm primarily worried about the 2 diagonal buildings, and that triangular one is a pain also. The buildings over 2 hexes, but smaller than the really large ones are a pain also, but the factory tiles can be used. It is supposed to be an industrial area around the Tractor Works in Stalingrad.

I'm also having trouble getting the roads to come together. This is due to a lack of tiles that allow three roads to come together in CM. I can do it, but the roads end up having gaps in them. Also, since CM maps are squares, and SL maps are hexes, I am having trouble running roads right down the sides of buildings. I either end up with the buildings 20 meters from the roads, or else the building edges run across portions of the roads. The latter affect is probably more accurate, but viasually it doesn't work great. And keep in mind that the hexes in SL are 40 meters, while the squares in CM are 20 meters. So each hex in the map I linked would actually be 2x2 tile s in CM.

Also, am I correct in stating that there are no large wooden buildings available in CM?

I know the conversion process will be imprefect, I am just looking for some tips. More than anything I am just trying to get into designing some scenarios. I;m sure my finished product will end of bearing little resemblance to the scenario I am trying to recreate.

Thanks for your help.

Some time ago I downloaded a PDF file describing ASL to CM map conversion. It was off one of the various CM sites, probably Der Kessel oder another site I can´t remember. I can send it to your email if you like. smile.gif </font>
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